Women’s basketball victorious

(Raegan Mulherin pulls up for a jump shot against Westfield State. By Amanda Martin.)

On Thursday Feb. 8, the Rams hosted Westfield State in a high scoring 93-80 loss.

Framingham held the lead to start the game as they were up 21-20 at the end of the first quarter. Tiphani Harris contributed 10 points to the quarter to go along with three rebounds. Raegan Mulherin put up six points in the quarter.

The two teams were tied at halftime 41-41. Mary Kate O’Day led the way with 12 points.

Framingham won the third quarter, outscoring Westfield State 25-22 to take the 66-63 lead before the final quarter. Harris pitched in six points, while O’Day and Emily Velozo both scored five.

In the fourth, Westfield outscored Framingham 30-14 to secure the win. O’Day led the Rams with five points in the quarter. Westfield shot 60 percent from the field in the quarter to Framingham’s 40 percent.

Despite the loss the Rams had the two top scorers of the game, O’Day scored a game-high 25 points, and Harris scored 21. Harris also pulled down 12 rebounds to record yet another double-double on the season.

The loss drops the Rams to 13-9 on the season and 7-3 in the MASCAC.

Framingham’s next game was again at home, this time against Bridgewater State.

The Rams held the advantage at the end of the first quarter up 23-17, thanks to O’Day and Harris who both scored six.

Both teams shot poorly in the second quarter, but Bridgewater outscored Framingham 14-6 to take a 31-29 lead before the half.

The Rams took back the lead and stretched it in the third by outscoring Bridgewater 23-14. Harris put up 10 points in the quarter while O’Day and Lauren Donahue also added five points each.

Framingham held onto the lead throughout the fourth and secured the victory with an 18-12 advantage. O’Day, Harris and Julia Sanborn were the main contributors to the 70-57 win. O’Day led the team with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Harris followed her with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Sanborn came away with 11 points and four rebounds.

The win moves the Rams to 14-9 on the season and 8-3 in the league.